Help Impact the Future of Aging.

Thanks to private donations, Buck science is on the cusp of unlocking the mystery of the aging process and its connection to chronic age-related diseases.

Philanthropic gifts to the Buck Institute have the ability to affect real change in biomedical research aimed at extending the healthy years of life.

Please support our research efforts by making a tax-deductible gift to the Buck, an independent, nonprofit research institute, or by making a grant from your donor-advised fund or private foundation.

We’re in this together, and together we can live better longer.

The Buck, as the first independent biomedical research institute in the world focused solely on the basic science of aging, had a running start in geroscience. Since opening its doors in 1999 with a founding president and five faculty, the Buck has grown to include over 200 scientists and staff from 34 different countries, all working with a focus on complex research that accelerates our understanding of aging through science.

Private support gives Buck Institute scientists the flexibility to follow promising leads and quickly launch new studies before they are eligible for NIH grant support. Buck science is on the cusp of unlocking the mystery of the aging process and its connection to chronic disease already making remarkable headway testing in human clinical trials of therapies for age-related diseases thanks to private donations.

Funding from private donors also supports the Institute’s physical growth, enabling the Buck to recruit the most talented faculty investigators and to support creative junior scientists as they begin their careers.

Your support can truly accelerate the pace of discovery!


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We graciously accept gifts of securities, real estate as well as grants from Donor Advised Funds and family foundations. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our Philanthropy team members. For other ways to donate, click here.

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Philanthropic gifts to the Buck Institute have the ability to affect real change in biomedical research aimed at extending the healthy years of life. With Buck science on the cusp of unlocking the mystery of the aging process and its connection to chronic disease, private support for basic research is now more important than ever! Your gift of $250 or more will make you a member of the Buck community and will go toward helping Buck scientists discover new ways to live better longer and extend the healthy years of life.

Become an OVA Member for $100


  • Access to OVA Hour, our monthly webinars and lectures
  • Unlimited access to the archive of OVA Hour webinars
  • Unlimited access to online library of articles and papers
  • Early registration status for OVA events


OVA Member

Become a Community Member for $250


  • Subscription to “Buck Breakthroughs,” Buck’s quarterly electronic newsletter
  • Quarterly “Buck Insights” email, a member-only publication featuring curated articles, insider updates, and news you can use
  • Advance invitations to Buck events, conferences, and public meetings
  • Access to for Buck’s popular Lifelong Learning Courses


Community Member

Become a Buck Academy Member for $1,000


  • All of the above benefits of Community Membership
  • Invitation to annual Buck Academy Event – a state of the science Buck talk, including Buck faculty and scientist presentation and conversations
  • Exclusive access to “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) sessions with Dr. Gordon Lithgow


Community Member

Join OVA and Buck Community for $300


  • All of the above benefits of OVA Membership
  • All of the above benefits of Community Membership


OVA Member

OVA is a membership program supporting our groundbreaking research in reproductive and menopausal health. Our goal is to improve women’s reproductive choices and empower women with more control over their lives. Therefore we established the Center for Reproductive Longevity and Equality, the first facility focused solely on meeting this goal.

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The Impact Circle provides a “behind the scenes” view of Buck science for a unique and engaging experience for participating donors. It is an exciting opportunity for supporters to meet with brilliant scientists and to immerse themselves in the cutting-edge research underway at the Institute.  Each year, Impact Circle members are presented with pitches from one or more labs for “Blue Sky” projects that require seed funding to get off the ground.  

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Consider the Buck in your estate planning.

We can speak with you about your particular philanthropic interests and the ways you might include the Buck in a bequest or other planned gift.

Wills and Bequests

The Buck Institute welcomes the generosity of donors who are considering bequests and other planned gifts. It was just such a gift from Beryl Buck that led to the founding of the Institute, meeting her desire “to extend help toward the problems of the aged” by creating a research organization that is “of national and international importance and significance [and] beneficial to all humankind.”

Bequests and other planned gifts represent a thoughtful decision to address the needs of future generations through research to extend the healthy years of life. We encourage you to inform the Institute of your plans and to permit us to express our gratitude to you now, rather than later to your executors.

We invite you to discuss the legacy you want to leave with:

Bobbie Chapman

Director of Private Philanthropy

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